Somehow I regret saying in TEDTalks that we have only mainstream media to believe in, I especially detailed the structure, how costly is even a single paragraph printed in Newspaper is. How a journalist went on ground with photographer to get the facts, so how it must be true. Things have changed a lot, now they seem to be saving money, picking up images from whatsapp and Google and ending up in embarrassment.
Yesterday many, especially mainstream media to report heavy rains in Ahmedabad used a photo claiming to be of Ahmedabad Airport which actually was of Chennai Airport in December 2015 heavy rains.
Once I busted India Today even accepted and fixed it, but many like Indian Express went ahead and even printed it.
Ironically a verified twitter handle claiming to ne pan India weather report also used wrong ones
— SkymetWeather (@SkymetWeather) July 27, 2017
Here is the truth –
— Brendan Grainger (@S118869) December 2, 2015
Check third photo.
A collection of more wrong ones –
- Last year’s video from UK of a Sikh chanting slogans in favor of Pakistan is viral as from ongoing framers’ protest. - November 29, 2020
- A yoga video shot before PM Modi was born is viral claimed to be his. - November 25, 2020
- A 15 year old spoof of a suicide bomber in a car is viral now as a real ‘ad’ by Volkswagen. - November 24, 2020